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Posted on June 13th, 2021 in Faculty, Featured by Aaron Dusso

by Scott Pegg In 2017, I travelled to the unrecognized Republic of Somaliland as an international election observer for their presidential elections. In May 2021, I again had the chance to return to Somaliland as an international election observer for their parliamentary and local council elections held on May 31, 2021. This time, I was …

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Posted on May 12th, 2022 in Alumni, Students, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

  According to research by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, on average, an individual who graduates with a Bachelor’s degree from IUPUI will make $913,000 more over the course of their 40-year career than someone who never gets a bachelor’s degree at all. Moral of the story? Finish your degree!

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Posted on April 28th, 2022 in Scholarships by Aaron Dusso

Liberal Arts students had their opportunity to shine as the IU School of Liberal Arts held its annual premiere student recognition event on April 19. This year it was a student takeover and it was online! Taking the lead were two of our student ambassadors. Dakota Bruton, a senior in communication studies and Lauren Moss, …

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Posted on April 20th, 2022 in Faculty, Research, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

IUPUI Professors Weigh In on the Ukraine War Christopher Claffey  Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. In the days that followed, IUPUI students began to learn names and places that never left their mouths before. Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Kyiv. NATO. These names and places are nothing new to Scott Pegg and Andrew McFarland, both political …

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Posted on April 2nd, 2022 in Students, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

  Congratulations to all our scholarship and award winners!   Academic Achievement Award for Political Science Gabriela Alvarez Emma Lango James E. Sawyers Memorial Scholarship Isabella Avila-Hernandez P.E. MacAllister Political Science Scholarship Kailey Grogan Hannah Havard Robert V. Kirch Scholarship Kylie Reynolds Alexander Haynes

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Posted on March 24th, 2022 by Aaron Dusso

Don’t miss Dr. Pegg’s numerous interviews on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: 1) WTWO/WAWV, Terre Haute, 2/22/22: https://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/local-news/rising-gas-prices-affect-local-motorists/ . 2) WEHT/WTVW, Evansville, 2/24/22: https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/crisis-in-ukraine-raises-concerns-for-u-s-economy/ . 3) WTHR 13, Indianapolis, 2/24/22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Vk7esGA9w .

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Posted on March 21st, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

Applications to become a Student Ambassador for the School of Liberal Arts are open now for Fall 2022 service! Do you feel passionate about how the School of Liberal Arts has helped shape you? Would you like to share your story? As a student ambassador, you will become the face of our school, and you will …

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Posted on March 14th, 2022 in Students, Students/Alumni, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Kizito D. Kalima, the Founder and Executive Director of the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation and a Rwandan Genocide survivor spoke to Professor Scott Pegg’s POLS Y338 African Politics on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Before Kizito’s visit, POLS Y338 students had spent two class sessions watching the acclaimed PBS Frontline documentary “Ghosts of Rwanda” …

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Posted on February 28th, 2022 in Internships, Students, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

Samuel Kingue – IUPUI Political Science Major, Communications Studies Minor I am currently doing my internship at the Indiana State Capitol. I am a Senate Republican legislative Intern and I specifically intern for Senator Bray who happens to be the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Some of the connections you could make between the …

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Posted on February 3rd, 2022 in Students, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

Meet IUPUI student Sara Berge.  Sara is a BA/JD student in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI who was just accepted to the IU McKinney School of Law!  As part of the BA/JD program, Sara was able to finish her undergraduate studies in Law in Liberal Arts in three years. She will transition to …

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